October IUI 2017

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October IUI 2017

Postby S3r1ca » Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:52 am

I am now on my third cycle of IUI. My first one did not work and my second one was abandoned. I am into my third day of menopur injections and have been a total emotional wreck the past two days. Don't remember it being so difficult but trying not to get my hopes up too much again. Is anyone else just starting their treatment this month? :roll:
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Re: October IUI 2017

Postby geeky_gab » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:31 am

Hi S3r1ca, I think I remember you from previous cycles, is that possible?
I'm waiting on AF either today or tomorrow to start our final IUI round before IVF. My RE said we could do two more but if this last one doesn't work, I doubt a third one will.
I understand your pain, the whole process can be so frustrating. Is it your first round with Menopur? How much do you take a day?
TTC since Dec. 2014 - "unexplained infertility"
Me : 36
DH : 37
IUI #1 (Femara+Ovidrel) : May 23rd 2016 BFN
IUI #2 (Femara+Ovidrel) : September 14th 2016 BFN
IUI #3 (Femara+Ovidrel) : October 11th 2016 BFN
IUI # 4 (Clomid+Ovidrel) : November 8th BFN
Laparoscopy May 29th, fibroid removed, cyst on fallopian tube removed, stage 1 endo removed.
IUI #5 (Femara+Ovidrel) August 20th BFN
IUI #6 (Femara+Menopur+Ovidrel) September 15th BFN
IUI #7 (Femara+Menopur+Ovidrel) October
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Re: October IUI 2017

Postby S3r1ca » Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:23 pm

Hi Geeky gab I do remember you from previous cycles. This is my last go on IUI. Not sure if icsi or ivf is for me. Find this process hard going as it is. Not got my meds to hand but taking the same dose as previous. You will have your 2ww a little later than me then. What cycle are you on?
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Re: October IUI 2017

Postby geeky_gab » Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:49 pm

I'm waiting on the last days of my 6th IUI cycle. I am always a bit late on the IUI cycles. I had an operation after the 4th and started injections for the 6th and will have on the 7th. The plan was we stayed with IUI until we had the money for IVF (since IUIs are covered where I am, until 9 tries). I only have Menopur on days 5 and 7. Do you have to take doses everyday? And then progesterone too? I really hope this cycle goes well for you. Do you mind my asking why your second one was cancelled?
TTC since Dec. 2014 - "unexplained infertility"
Me : 36
DH : 37
IUI #1 (Femara+Ovidrel) : May 23rd 2016 BFN
IUI #2 (Femara+Ovidrel) : September 14th 2016 BFN
IUI #3 (Femara+Ovidrel) : October 11th 2016 BFN
IUI # 4 (Clomid+Ovidrel) : November 8th BFN
Laparoscopy May 29th, fibroid removed, cyst on fallopian tube removed, stage 1 endo removed.
IUI #5 (Femara+Ovidrel) August 20th BFN
IUI #6 (Femara+Menopur+Ovidrel) September 15th BFN
IUI #7 (Femara+Menopur+Ovidrel) October
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Re: October IUI 2017

Postby S3r1ca » Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:50 pm

I have to take menopur for 7 days and then get scanned again on Friday to check the growth of the follicles. I'm taking a 75IU vial a day. My cycle was cancelled as they found unexplained fluid in my scan image. I had to have further investigations by hysteroscopy but they found nothing conclusive so here I am again. I hash to pay for my treatments so can't afford anymore than the 3 attempts. I really hope it works for both of us xx
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Re: October IUI 2017

Postby geeky_gab » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:13 am

Hi S3r1ca!
I really really hope this is our month!
CD2 for me... baseline scan showed no cysts so I am good to go. My next scan will be next Wednesday.
Hope your scan goes well tomorrow, let me know :) How are you feeling so far?
TTC since Dec. 2014 - "unexplained infertility"
Me : 36
DH : 37
IUI #1 (Femara+Ovidrel) : May 23rd 2016 BFN
IUI #2 (Femara+Ovidrel) : September 14th 2016 BFN
IUI #3 (Femara+Ovidrel) : October 11th 2016 BFN
IUI # 4 (Clomid+Ovidrel) : November 8th BFN
Laparoscopy May 29th, fibroid removed, cyst on fallopian tube removed, stage 1 endo removed.
IUI #5 (Femara+Ovidrel) August 20th BFN
IUI #6 (Femara+Menopur+Ovidrel) September 15th BFN
IUI #7 (Femara+Menopur+Ovidrel) October
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Re: October IUI 2017

Postby miss18teach » Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:35 pm

I just had my 2nd IUI this morning. I'm really hoping this one works. I was on 7.5mg of letrozole and then a trigger shot. Only had 1 good size follicle and one smaller one. This is a much more emotional process than I thought. I really thought it worked last time and was heartbroken when AF came. Fingers crossed for all of us.
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Re: October IUI 2017

Postby Special_k » Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:23 am

Hi all.
I also had my first iui last Friday. I had 2 mature follicles. I was on Gonal f injections and had my trigger 24 hours prior to my Iui. This is my second attempt at an Iui as the first one was cancelled due to having to many follicles (i have PCOS). Now in the terrible 2WW. All I can think about is pregancy, literally consuming my mind!!
Any advice to get me through the 2ww?
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Re: October IUI 2017

Postby balsami » Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:34 am

Hi ladies, may I join? Just had my first IUI yesterday.
I did 25mg Clomid and an Ovidrel trigger, and 5 18-19mm follicles on the CD11 ultrasound.
I had some O pains last night and today, and generally feel a bit shaken up. Would be glad for some company.
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Re: October IUI 2017

Postby geeky_gab » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:23 am

Good morning ladies :)
Welcome to the thread!
Miss18, how are you feeling so far? I'm sorry your last attempt didn't work.
Special K, I'm glad for you that you could go forward with this cycle! I know what you mean.. most importantly, be kind to yourself, you are doing all that you can!
Balsami, good luck on your first IUI, wow, you had alot of follicles lined up for that one, no wonder you are feeling the O pain! I had as many last cycle and it was like a fireworks show down there!
S3r1ca, any news from your last scan? Hopefully, you are doing well!

I wish I could share some advice with you on how to deal with this but I don't have much really... it is though on the mind and the heart... I find taking long walks with my DH and the dog, and working full time helps get my mind off of things. I used to work out (at the gym) but lately my O pain has kept me from it and my overall energy was wiped out by the projesterone supplements. Anyone else taking those?
Sorry for the always super long posts :) take care!
TTC since Dec. 2014 - "unexplained infertility"
Me : 36
DH : 37
IUI #1 (Femara+Ovidrel) : May 23rd 2016 BFN
IUI #2 (Femara+Ovidrel) : September 14th 2016 BFN
IUI #3 (Femara+Ovidrel) : October 11th 2016 BFN
IUI # 4 (Clomid+Ovidrel) : November 8th BFN
Laparoscopy May 29th, fibroid removed, cyst on fallopian tube removed, stage 1 endo removed.
IUI #5 (Femara+Ovidrel) August 20th BFN
IUI #6 (Femara+Menopur+Ovidrel) September 15th BFN
IUI #7 (Femara+Menopur+Ovidrel) October
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Re: October IUI 2017

Postby Special_k » Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:14 am

Balsami when I ovulated 4 follicles I was in so much pain!! My back was killing me so I know how you feel.

Geeky Gab my doc gave me an injection to keep my projesterone up. I am having a blood test tomorrow to check if I need more progesterone. I think this is to support the lining for implantation... is this correct??

When does everyone get to test for pregnancy??
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Re: October IUI 2017

Postby graceupongrace » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:47 am

Hi S3r1ca, I am also on my third IUI. First two were both unsuccessful. I am on clomid though, so different medication. Are yours injectables or pills? Our doctor is going to re-evaluate after this third round if we don't have success. I'm praying so much that this one will work. Our IUI will end up being next week on Thursday or Friday then the dreaded tww. Are you feeling any better emotionally? I have had random days when on the Clomid where I feel just out of whack emotionally. Your hormones are just being pulled all over the place so it's understandable.
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Re: October IUI 2017

Postby graceupongrace » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:48 am

Hi Special_k, the progesterone is to help support the pregnancy and your uterine lining. It can only be a good thing!
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Re: October IUI 2017

Postby geeky_gab » Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:10 pm

SpecialK yes, as Grace mentionne it is to help with lining and implantation. I have suppositoires (yay...)
Grace, I only had once IUI with Clomid and two attempts... it drove me completely mad and I begged my RE to have me back only on Letrozole!
TTC since Dec. 2014 - "unexplained infertility"
Me : 36
DH : 37
IUI #1 (Femara+Ovidrel) : May 23rd 2016 BFN
IUI #2 (Femara+Ovidrel) : September 14th 2016 BFN
IUI #3 (Femara+Ovidrel) : October 11th 2016 BFN
IUI # 4 (Clomid+Ovidrel) : November 8th BFN
Laparoscopy May 29th, fibroid removed, cyst on fallopian tube removed, stage 1 endo removed.
IUI #5 (Femara+Ovidrel) August 20th BFN
IUI #6 (Femara+Menopur+Ovidrel) September 15th BFN
IUI #7 (Femara+Menopur+Ovidrel) October
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Re: October IUI 2017

Postby geeky_gab » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:49 am

Also welcome Grace! When was your IUI?
When are all of you testing?
CD8 here and scan confirmed 6 follies on their way. RE seems confident some might resorb before the IUI so another scan is planned for Friday to monitor them... Hope I’ll get the ok to proceed!
TTC since Dec. 2014 - "unexplained infertility"
Me : 36
DH : 37
IUI #1 (Femara+Ovidrel) : May 23rd 2016 BFN
IUI #2 (Femara+Ovidrel) : September 14th 2016 BFN
IUI #3 (Femara+Ovidrel) : October 11th 2016 BFN
IUI # 4 (Clomid+Ovidrel) : November 8th BFN
Laparoscopy May 29th, fibroid removed, cyst on fallopian tube removed, stage 1 endo removed.
IUI #5 (Femara+Ovidrel) August 20th BFN
IUI #6 (Femara+Menopur+Ovidrel) September 15th BFN
IUI #7 (Femara+Menopur+Ovidrel) October
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